12:55 Punchestown

Sunday 9 December 2018

All12:2012:5513:2514:0014:3015:0515:40
  • Punchestown Racecourse Of The Year Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m 4f  |   Good (Good to Yielding in places)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:57  |   Winning time: 4m 58.1s
1st
15
4/9f
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Ran freely, close up on inner, jumped left at 2nd, 3rd after 5th, travelled well after 3 out, switched left approaching straight, improved to lead before last, kept on well, comfortably op 2/5 tchd 4/11
2nd
2 ¾
14
33/1
T: M BrassilJ: D J McInerney (3)
Led, ridden and headed before last, kept on, not trouble winner
3rd
3 ¾
8
10/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Tracked leader, 2nd after 5th, closed 4 out, dropped to 3rd before last, no impression on principals, kept on without threatening run-in op 9/1
4th
2 ½
11
33/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe (7)
Chased leader, 6th after 5th, pushed along in 5th after 2 out, no impression in 4th before last, kept on same pace
5th
4
6
611-12
6/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Close up, 4th after 5th, under pressure approaching straight, dropped to 5th and ridden before last, one paced op 7/1
6th
4
19
10/1
T: P A FahyJ: D J Mullins
In touch, 5th after 5th, dropped to 6th before 2 out, no impression on leaders, one paced op 12/1
7th
11
12
11/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Chased leader, 7th after 5th, 8th after 4 out, soon pushed along, no impression before 2 out, weakened before last op 12/1 tchd 10/1
8th
21
1
40/1
T: P G KellyJ: D N Russell
Mid-division, no impression on leaders in 11th after 5th, kept on one pace to moderate 8th, never a factor
9th
nse
3
66/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: S J Gray (3)
Rear of mid-division, no impression on leaders in 9th after 5th, kept on one paced, never a factor op 50/1
10th
sh
17
28/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: B Hayes
Mid-division, 8th after 5th, headway after 6th, 7th after 4 out, no impression in 8th 2 out where mistake, weakened op 25/1
11th
7 ½
4
80/1
T: G P CromwellJ: G N Fox
Rear of mid-division, no impression in 12th after 5th, weakened after 3 out, never a factor op 66/1
12th
41
10
66/1
T: S McParlanJ: Mr N McParlan (3)
Always in rear, not fluent at 2nd, never a factor, tailed off
13th
46
21
66/1
T: A MullinsJ: N P Madden
Always in rear, never a factor, completely tailed off
14th
1
2
711-12
100/1
T: P W FlynnJ: I J McCarthy
Always in rear, no impression in 13th after 5th, bad mistake 2 out, never a factor, completely tailed off
15th
hd
9
100/1
T: R McNallyJ: P E Corbett (3)
Always in rear, never a factor, completely tailed off
16th
39
16
80/1
T: A J MartinJ: E O'Connell (5)
Towards rear, no impression in 14th after 5th, weakened after 3 out, completely tailed off op 66/1

Also Ran

PU
5
100/1
T: K P EganJ: D F O'Regan
Rear, soon detached, very slow jump at 1st, jumped big at 2nd, never a factor, pulled up after 6th
PU
20
66/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: C J Orr (5)
Towards rear, not fluent at 1st, no impression on leaders in 10th after 5th, under pressure after 7th, weakened, pulled up before last op 50/1

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Non-Runners

13
School Boy Hours29
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 5
T: N Meade  J: M P Walsh
NR
18
Drifting Back265
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 4
T: E McNamara  J: C P McNamara
NR
7
Diamond Turf37
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 5
T: G Elliott  J: J W Kennedy
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.30Pl:€1.02, €14.10, €3.30EX:€74.60Trifecta:€417.30SF:€31.43

Forecasts

Tornado Flyer (4/9), Cuneo (6/1), Dream Conti (10/1), Kalum River (10/1), School Boy Hours (10/1), Press Conference (11/1), Diamond Turf (12/1), Drifting Back (20/1), Discordantly (28/1), Take Revenge (33/1), Hotel Du Nord (33/1), Aonghus Song (40/1), Bootlegger (66/1), Golden Drumlee (66/1), Do As You Wish (66/1), Thegoaheadman (66/1), Captain Courageous (80/1), Twodoorsdown (80/1), Beltrame (100/1), Esthers Present (100/1), Cockbridge Paddy (100/1)

Verdict

Willie Mullins won this with subsequent Supreme Novices Hurdle favourite Getabird last season and he has another exciting prospect to unleash here in top class bumper performer TORNADO FLYER. This will be the five-year-olds first run over hurdles but if he jumps adequately he will surely have too much class for these rivals. Cuneo will find any chinks in the selections armour having already finished first past the post in a hurdle contest so he is the obvious danger. Dream Conti like the selection is a potentially smart prospect on this his hurdles bow.
  1. Tornado Flyer
  2. Cuneo
  3. Dream Conti

Previous Winners

2017
Getabird
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 5
2/5

Prize Money

1st: €8,008.002nd: €2,483.003rd: €1,183.004th: €533.005th: €208.00

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